ACDM Chief Operations Officer Job in Kenya

Chief Operations Officer (COO)
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ACDM is a media organization with a mission to promote use of media for community development in Africa through innovative and creative media programming , outreach and through building partnerships and networks to drive the said development. ACDM envisions a transformed free and prosperous Africa.

Job Summary:

The Chief Operations Officer ( COO) shall direct, administer, and coordinate the internal operational activities of the Africa Community Development Media in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. 
(S)He shall lead and direct the following functions and/or business units: Finance, operations, human resources, information systems, media operations, business development , and agency promotion and communication. 
(S)he will also be expected to envision, plan, execute and implement board policies, while providing leadership to her team in a professional, efficient and effective manner. 
(S)He will work under the direction of and report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Strategic and leadership roles.
  • The COO will be in Charge of the day to day efficient running of the business of the Organisation.
  • Provide clear and dynamic leadership to the team .
  • In consultation with the CEO and board, develop and formulate strategy, implement organizational policy, direction , and systems.
2. Operation Roles
  • In charge of all resource mobilisation , budgets, investment strategies and sustainability
  • Mobilise resources to facilitate the implementation of the organisations’ business plan
  • Develop and implement organizational operational structures, and systems
  • Overall in charge and overseeing the programs in the organization, program designing, planning, implementation.
  • Design and implement media programs that will enable ACDM realise its goal, vision and mission.
  • Build partnerships and networks with the community radios and other relevant media in the country, region and world over that will facilitate the dissemination of the content developed for the benefit of its primary and secondary constituency.
  • Building a positive image of the organization among the collaborating /networking partners and all other stakeholder.
  • Enhancing the organization’s networking and collaborative initiatives.
  • Human Resource management and other administrative roles.
  • Overseeing Human Resource management.
  • Ensuring Implementation and review of staff contracts and job description. .
  • Overseeing the performance evaluations of staff and their continuous development.
3. Financial Scope
  • Overseer of all organisational finances and resources.
  • Ensuring that budgets are met and that utilisation is within specific organisation and partner financial guidelines
Academic Qualifications
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance and or Strategic management or other relevant area of study with proven experience in leadership, management, and business development.
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) will be an absolute advantage.
  • Professional qualifications as a CPA (K) will be an additional advantage
  • At least three years of relevant working experience, preferably in media and or private sector .
  • Technical training in project management and organizational development will be an added advantage.
  • Visionary, with strong initiative and ability to work without supervision
  • Good judgement, tact, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Must be able to work comfortably and effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds and to establish and maintain constructive working relations in multi –cultural environment.
Those who qualify and are interested should send or deliver an application letter, curriculum vitae (CV) providing details of three work related referees and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

The Selection Committee –Chief Operations Officer
Africa Community Development Media ( ACDM)

The same should be sent no later than Close of Business (COB) on than 12th July, 2013